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Living with Antiques: Furniture Freshened Up

Painting an old piece of furniture can revive it - and make it beautiful.

There it sat: the beautiful antique bergère chair that once graced my mother-in-law’s living room, its mauve Napoleonic bee fabric faded after nesting in a climate-controlled storage unit for several years.

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Lee Ledbetter Decorates a Historic New Orleans Home


For a young entrepreneur who loves black and white, the architect and designer conjures a residence that’s anything but stark.

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Calm, Classic Southern Home

Southern Living Magazine

With the colors, antiques, and art she loves most, Mia James has planned her family’s Baton Rouge home with one classic Southern quality in mind: quiet strength.

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Rebel With A Cause

MyNewOrleans.comDecorator Valorie Hart energized a faded cottage by breaking all the rules.

“New Orleans is about silk drapes, oyster plates, hurricane lamps, trumeaux, sea grass, chandeliers and some kind of French furniture,” says interior designer, stylist and blogger Valorie Hart, listing some of her favorite elements of local décor. Hart’s own home, however, is anything but a cookie cutter rendering of those components.

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Indian Style

indian-styleSticking with the International theme we went with for the latest issue of N.O.W. Magazine, Kandice Webster of Posh Productions was inspired to plan a gorgeous Indian table scape filled with classic Indian elements.

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The Art of Custom Upholstery


One of Louisiana’s leading upholsters had humble beginnings in a one-room shop.

Twenty-five years after launching his business, Leonel Valladares is now poised as New Orleans’ most popular craftsman, with clients ranging from the Windsor Court Hotel to the Royal Sonesta and Ralph’s On the Park. Leonel’s Fine Upholstery and Furniture, located in Kenner, creates outstanding pieces of furniture for some of the most luxurious homes, restaurants, and hotels in the state.

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